Congrats Roll In for Jeremy Clements After Stunning Upset Win
There’s nothing like a first-time winner in NASCAR, and Sunday at Road America, Jeremy Clements scored a stunning victory in the Johnsonville 180 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Road America.
Clements, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., survived a late-race spin as he tried to pass leader Matt Tifft and went on to win his first race in 256 career XFINITY starts.
“I don’t even know what to say,” said Clements. “I’m just shocked. I built that car in 2008.”
But others in the racing community had plenty to say, as a first-time winner energizes everyone.
Here’s what folks had to say on social media.
Wild finish. Awesome to see small teams do big things. https://t.co/NY83MqKsWV
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 27, 2017
Dang that was fun to watch. Congrats @JCR_Clements51
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) August 27, 2017
Wow congrats to @JCR_Clements51 wild race congratulations
— Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) August 27, 2017
— Larry McReynolds (@LarryMac28) August 27, 2017
— Steve Barkdoll (@stevo511) August 27, 2017
— Action Sports (@ActionSports) August 27, 2017
Pretty cool to see a kids dad, build the engine, set up the car, pay the bills and outsmart everyone else, wow, great story. @JClements51
— Mike Kelley (@Mkelleynscs17) August 27, 2017
— adam alexander (@adam1alexander) August 27, 2017
What a performance by @JClements51 congrats man well deserved
— Jeffrey Earnhardt (@JEarnhardt1) August 27, 2017
— Michael Waltrip (@MW55) August 27, 2017
This Xfinity race is so reminiscent of the '76 Daytona 500 when Pearson/Petty crashed and Pearson was able to keep going. Awesome race 2day
— Jon Wood (@_JonWood) August 27, 2017
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) August 27, 2017
Wow! What a win!
— Jim Cassidy (@jfcassidy) August 27, 2017
That is simply awesome. Congratulations @JCR_Clements51 on the win!! Great job!
— Winston Kelley (@WinstonKelley) August 27, 2017
Congrats to the No. 51 team and @JClements51!!
— TalladegaSuperspdwy (@TalladegaSuperS) August 27, 2017
Hate that for @matt_tifft! Nice job all day bud! Head up!
— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) August 27, 2017
This is why @NASCAR racing is great. Anyone can win on any track on any day.
— Chip Wile (@ChipWile) August 27, 2017